Why do you need a prosthodontist?

Practice Manager - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Why do you need a prosthodontist?

All dentists are trained to make crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures, and restore implants, so why do you need a prosthodontist?

Essentially, prosthodontists are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth.

Let’s make this comparison to illustrate the point further: according to the American Dental Association, there are approximately 3,400 prosthodontists nationwide, compared to the 195,000 general dentists.

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function. This includes comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using prosthetic substitutes – or false teeth.

For example, if you needed a heart transplant, you wouldn’t trust your general physician to treat this more complex condition….you’d see a cardiothoracic surgeon, a medical professional who has specialized training to surgically remove and replace the heart. Likewise, if you required complex prosthodontic needs a prosthodontist is your best, most qualified, option.  All prosthodontists complete an American Dental Association (ADA) Accredited three-year intensive training in all things to do with prosthodontics. In fact, many next generation prosthodontists are trained in both the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants – no other ADA recognized specialist has this unique training.

You may benefit from having a prosthodontist on your dental treatment team if you have any of the following clinical presentations:

  • Missing a single front tooth
  • Missing multiple teeth
  • Unable to wear a complete denture
  • Dissatisfied with the overall appearance of your teeth
  • Need multiple dental implants to restore function or esthetics
  • Need multiple crowns or veneers on your teeth

Dr. Stapleton believes art is as integral to the field of dentistry as science, and it is this holistic approach that sets him apart in the dental field. Dr. Stapleton seeks to transform not only your oral health but the cornerstone of your identity: a healthful, natural, and radiant smile. This unique approach to dentistry is thoughtfully designed to treat the whole patient – not simply your problems – in iDENTity’s ultramodern laboratory and treatment studios. Your comfort, your satisfaction and your identity are what make us a vanguard of dental health in the 21st century.

If you are curious to learn more about your prosthodontic needs, please give us a call at 859.287.2484 to setup a consultation today! Additionally, any specific questions can be directed to info@identitylexington.com, Dr. Stapleton or a team member will personally return your message

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